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The Oberlin Review

From Curses to Recluses: World Series Features Captivating Characters

Jack Brewster, Columnist
October 28
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

Editor’s Note: The Oberlin Review’s policy is to avoid calling the Cleveland baseball team by its name due to its derogatory nature and racist caricature. Towards the end of the beloved baseball movie Field of Dreams, Terence Mann, played by actor James Earl Jones, delivers a poignant solilo...

Cool or Drool: Cavaliers Give Championship Ring to David Blatt

Dan Bisno, Columnist
September 23
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

Cleveland Cavaliers fans are still enjoying the high from the end of the city’s 52-year championship drought. But one crucial member of the championship run still cannot quite stomach the win: former Head Coach David Blatt. The Cavs, pretending that Blatt is not still fuming at the sight of anything...

America’s Pastime Will Never Forget Sept. 11

September 16
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

It was 15 years ago last Sunday that New York City experienced an event so horrific it realized the impossible — it stopped time in the city that never sleeps. When two commercial airplanes, hijacked by terrorists, were deliberately crashed into the World Trade Center’s iconic towers, New York City,...

Saying Farewell to Scully

September 2
Filed under Sports Column

Baseball fans first heard the soothing sound of sportscaster Vin Scully’s voice reverberating over the airwaves during the summer of 1950. That year, the United States’ population was less than half of what it is now. Hawaii and Alaska weren’t states. Television was black and white. And the Dodgers...

Cool or Drool: Space Jam II

Dan Bisno, Columnist
May 6
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

Film sequels are often met with criticism, because how can the sequel be any better than the original? Critics call rare, improved sequels such as The Godfather: Part II or The Dark Knight anomalies. Despite the knowledge that a Space Jam sequel can almost certainly not hold up to the original, it has...

The Beginner’s Guide to Surviving Commencement

Isabel Hulkower, Columnist
April 29
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

As the year comes to a close, we are now officially entering the “final stretch.” It’s a glorious time during which long-harbored inhibi­tions are lowered, and we collectively indulge in a little debauchery. However, enjoying this well-deserved revelry does not necessarily have to take a noxious...

Cool or Drool: And Now, a Message from Our Sponsors

Dan Bisno, Columnist
April 22
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

Every year the NBA seemingly becomes more and more popular. With Kobe Bryant’s recent retirement and the Golden State Warriors breaking Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls’ 72–10 single-season win record, the U.S.’s attention has largely been consumed by basketball this spring. Either way, since...

When You Lift, Ditch the Myths

Isabel Hulkower, Columnist
April 15
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

Various types of newfangled, high-tech exercises make head­lines every day for their fresh and innovative take on fitness. Many folks don’t hesitate to dive into fads they read about online or see on television, yet these same people harbor some uncertainty about the oldest technique in the book:...

Cool or Drool: Don’t Kiss and Film

Dan Bisno, Columnist
April 8
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

The Los Angeles Lakers may play basketball in Hollywood, but few fans expected that the end of their season to be riddled with the type of drama and media scrutiny the showbiz city is known for. Granted, with perennial superstar Kobe Bryant set to retire this April, there was a certain expectation t...

Orange You Glad You Skipped That Juice Cleanse?

Isabel Hulkower, Columnist
April 1
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

Chances are that juice has been on your radar since it came in little cardboard boxes at snack time or in reinflatable Ca­pri Sun pouches during recess. Sweet and tangy fruit juice is a staple in most kid-friendly diets, but the depths of the rest of the juice world are still waiting to be plumbed....

Cool or Drool: Sharapova’s Failed Drug Test

Dan Bisno, Columnist
March 11
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

Every professional sport has an age at which players can no longer compete with their younger counterparts. In football, we see a noticeable decline for running backs in their late 20s and quarterbacks in their mid 30s. In baseball, pitchers tend to last longer than shortstops, and centers in basketball...

Sugar’s Sweet Consequences

Isabel Hulkower, Columnist
March 4
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

Nearly everyone you know is likely a caffeine addict, craving it as soon as they wake up in the morning and rarely letting a day go by without a cup of coffee or tea to satisfy their addiction. Disturbingly enough, they are largely unapologetic, blissfully enjoying a substance that in reality is their...

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